Ikari Puppet Show
The Ikari Puppet Show was first performed in the year 1865 (Keiou 1). Many children in the area died due to an epidemic that was spreading at that time. The villagers prayed to the gods to end the epidemic in the village. After the crisis ended, the village decided to hold a puppet show in order to make the children of the village happy and to thank the gods for their help. Therefore, every year on New Year’s Day the village holds this puppet show and dedicates its performance at the Iwagane Hachiman Shrine in order to ward off epidemics and diseases.
In 1952 (Showa 27), the Ikari Puppet Show was designated as the second Intangible Folk Cultural Asset of Fukuoka Prefecture.
|This event has finished.|
|Date||January 01, 2013 – January 01, 2013|
|Address||825-0001 1072 Ikari, Oaza, Tagawa City (Iwagane Hachiman Shrine)|
Tagawa City Coal and History Museum
|Every year on New Year’s Day|
|Access||*About a 10 minute drive from JR Hitahikosan Line Tagawa-Ita station|
|Times Available||Performance from 8am|
|Genre||Traditional Event (Festivals and Events)|
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